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Dir/file renames: trying to retain history & save capacity

From: Matt England <mengland_at_mengland.net>
Date: 2005-11-25 21:01:33 CET


I find that the 'svn mv' command appears to be implemented with a "del" and
then successive "add".


Does a directory (or file) rename/move retain all of the dir/file history
prior to the move? I sure hope that it does; without it, my swdev project
will have some further challenges.

I also need to change the name of a directory in my repo that has an
enormous amount of capacity underneath it. If 'svn mv' truly
deletes-then-adds, this will take a substantial amount of bandwidth (for
remote access), capacity, time...all things I'd like to save. Can anyone
comment on this?

Is there an alternative to 'svn mv' for file/dir renames/repositioning
(without a directory layout)?

I'm sure this is a faq; I'd be happy to go read the answer if someone can
point me in the right direction.


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